INDIAN MUSIC : PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTIONS : ART AND CULTURE

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2012

With reference to Dhrupad, one of the major traditions of India that has been kept alive for centuries, which of the following statements are correct?

  1. Dhrupad originated and developed in the Rajput kingdoms during the Mughal period.
  2. Dhrupad is primarily a devotional and spiritual music.
  3. Dhrupad Alap uses Sanskrit syllables from Mantras.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None of the above is correct

B

 

2014

A community of people called Manganiyars is well-known for their

(a) martial arts in North-East India

(b) musical tradition in North-West India

(c) Classical vocal music in South India

(d) Pietra dura tradition in Central India

 

2018

With reference to cultural history of India, consider the following statements:

 

  1. Most of the Tyagaraja Kritis are devotional songs in praise of Lord Krishna.
  2. Tyagaraja created several new ragas.
  3. Annamacharya and Tyagaraja are contemporaries.
  4. Annamacharyakirtanas are devotional songs in praise of Lord Venkateshwara.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a)1 and 3 only

(b)2 and 4 only

(c)1, 2 and 3

(d)2, 3 and 4

ANS:B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

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